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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 3, 2011 8:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Anyone out there still needing to sing some blues away? It just occurred to me, apropos of a discussion the other day, that there’s very little as groovily dancingly manically strobe-lightishly "up" as ’66.

Ringo posted a link to this show … really enjoyed it! Thanks, Ringo!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-07-16.sbd.miller.89555.sbeok.flac16


Love the rare tunes … In the Pines? Neat!!!

Love the old Dancin’ … Can’t forget the Motor City, now! (Remember there used to be a city there in Michigan? I think it was just sold for a dollar.)

Jerry does karaoke Dylan for Baby Blue, which was how it came up earlier.

And then there’s … Cardboard Cowboy! I think that was Phil’s first composition for the GD. Very seldom performed. Hyper-complicated, of course. A fascinating mix of promising, cool, and total trainwreck. Apparently it was known variously as No Turn Left Unstoned (as per the sign outside of Kesey’s place, I think) and The Monster (because it was so awful to play.)

And if you want to get a sense of perspective, just remember: Phil actually wrote these lyrics, and yet he did not hide under a table ever after in total embarrassment! Yes, there IS hope for a brighter future!

The brackets are here because, well, no one apparently quite does know what the lyrics were supposed to be. Which is probably a good thing, cuz here's how it goes:


When the cardboard cowboy dreams and his cornucopia
Opens up the sky and blows my mind to the corners of
[Far in bar rent shine] running beneath high trembling dove
Leaving me transfixed and raving in the wake of the hammer blow

On my way out of town I stumbled on the shards of a hungry [scream]
And further up into the backdoor circle, where the [power and crystal sea]
[Could this go rise by all allow brater] on the strength of an anguished sigh
And a paranoid re-entry blanket flies sleeping on a sling shot ride

As my patchwork [world/quilt] unravels, I ramble yes too high
[From the looping antrobus with his magic meant so high]
Shining out a masquerade from dawn to alpha plus
Watching mashed potatoes dribble in the heat of reality's earth

[For the intro doom from] running to him
It wasn't ever so
Turns the wall into the sky above me, there is no place to run


Enjoy. I'm fond of the hungry scream and the dribbling mashed potatoes, myself.




This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-02-04 04:46:00

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 3, 2011 10:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Omigosh guys. I'm sooooo sorry to have apparently attracted spam about earning RUPEES! (See below.) Btw that's maybe $800 a month.

Wonder what the keywords were that pulled that in? Cornucopia? Bar rent? Hungry scream? My IP address? (Which is NOT India, thank you very much. We do not have nearly enough electricity up here to do outsourcing. Silly Indian spammer.)

edit: I see it's been removed by the Powers That Be. Aaaaaw, and now y'all lose your chance to earn 40,000 rupees per month! (Thanks, Powers That Be. Unless, of course, the Powers That Be put it in their own folder, and are greedily keeping this Wonderful Chance to themselves. Archives don't pay enough, eh?)

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 4, 2011 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

I don't see anything.
Are you talking to yourself again??? ;)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 4, 2011 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Nasty spamses.

No, nice preciousssss spamses!

We hates the spamses. We wants the archives to delete them.

Nooo, we misses the spamses. If archives removes spamses, we looks crazy! We looks like we needs Paranoid Re-entry Blanketses and is seeing dribbling mashed potatoeses!

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Poster: deadmax Date: Feb 4, 2011 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Yeah, the internet is a tricky place

AR, I'm glad you posted about that show. '66 is one of my favorite years and that show in particular. In the Pines is a real treat. Cardboard Cowboy is not. But the shear bravado is to be applauded.

I'm going to load this show on my MP3 player today.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 4, 2011 8:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Oh, I definitely think Cardboard Cowboy is a treat! A trainwreck of a treat, but still. It has a cool manic magic carpet ride sound (though it definitely exceeds its grasp), and it's sure interesting historically -- partly for what it seems to be trying to do. It seems to have the early seeds of St Stephen in it, actually ...

As for the words, well, the band does get pointers for remembering them. And really, if you had to pick between Door A: Lyrics to Tons of Steel, and Door B: Lyrics to Cardboard Cowboy ... hmmm, which is more fun to hear?!?

In the Pines is great; so is Cream Puff War, the early Rider, Viola, etc. An all-around fun show with lots of treats. Neat new discovery for me, anyway! :-)



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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 4, 2011 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Transfixed and raving seems to sum it up.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 4, 2011 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

nice Cream Puff War as well

gotta love the way Pigpen is punishing that Farfisa

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Poster: deadmax Date: Feb 4, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

I've never called mine a farfisa but, hey, whatever works.

Was he really doing THAT on stage?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 4, 2011 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paranoid Re-Entry Blanket for Those Who Need Cheering Up

Yea, he really did THAT on stage.....
it kept his hands out of his pockets

http://www.gregorbooks.com/gregor/images/items/10583.jpg

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 5, 2011 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Farfisa Disclaimer

Though I can locate no documentation of Mr. McKernan ever utilizing said "Farfisa", it is apparent to me that "Cream Puff War" was played on an instrument other than the famous B-3. Perhaps it was on another of the "combo organs" found at http://www.combo-organ.com/index.htm .

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 5, 2011 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Farfisa Disclaimer

According to Laird Grant, Pig did in fact play a Farfisa in 1965 and into early 1966. Likely a "Combo Compact" model. However, Pig is probably playing a Vox Continental during the performance on 7/16/66.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 5, 2011 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Farfisa Disclaimer

Thanks Cliff. It can be pretty hard to distinguish between the sound of those combo organs.

Farfisa Compact:
http://www.combo-organ.com/Farfisa/Compact/Compact_101a_small.jpg

Vox Continental(1966 model)
http://www.combo-organ.com/Vox/Single/V301Esinglept3.jpg
this one looks kinda like the one in the picture of Pig



This post was modified by user unknown on 2011-02-06 00:51:30